The world of television will soon lose one of its dynamic duos.
Cartoon Network announced Tuesday (Sept. 13) that the eighth season of “Regular Show” will be the last, bringing an end to the Emmy-award winning series.
The show follows best friends Mordecai and Rigby, a pair of animal groundskeepers whose lazy workplace habits often lead to wild misadventures and quite a lot of trouble. Last season’s finale serves as a great example of how bizarre things can get on the show, as the episode ended with the local park being ripped off the planet, taking Mordecai, Rigby and the rest of the crew along for the ride. Season 8 will take place entirely in space, as the group desperately tries to find their way back home.
“From JG’s original pitch on post-it notes, through eight successful seasons and more than 250 episodes produced, ‘Regular Show’ has been one of the most original animated series of this generation creating indelible characters and signature comedy mayhem laced with heart,” Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher said, per The Hollywood Reporter. “Our sincere thanks to this talented crew and cast for their incredible dedication, and I’m proud that they all agreed to go up in space together for one hilarious final journey.”
J.G. Quintel, the show’s creator and executive producer, developed the idea for the series while he was a student at the California Institute of the Arts. It later became one of the first series to be picked up from Cartoon Network’s Artists Program in 2008, with the show making its TV debut in 2010.
“Making ‘Regular Show’ has been so much fun,” Quintel said. “We got to tell all of the stories we wanted to tell, and making the choice to go out exactly how we want to go out. We’re so proud and excited for people to see how we’re wrapping things up in a big, big way. We’re bringing everything full circle.”
The final season begins on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. on Cartoon Network with new episodes airing on weeknights through January 2017.